Description: Extended interview of radio engineer Haraden Pratt, who was an amateur operator in San Francisco in the early 1900s and studied engineering at U.C. Berkeley, where he built the university's first radio station in 1914. Pratt worked at Mare Island Navy Yard, as well as Federal Telegraph Company, as chief engineer in the 1920s. Morgan used source material from these interviews with Pratt for her book, "Electronics in the West," published in 1967. The interview covers... Topics: californialightandsound, Morgan, Jane, Pratt, Haraden, Telegraph, Wireless--History,... Source: 2 Tapes of 2: 1/4 inch audio tape
Description: Interview of Dr. Leonard F. Fuller by Douglas M. Perham at his New Almaden Museum near San Jose, February 4, 1965. Fuller tells the story of the Federal Telegraph Company's electromagnet given to the University of California as part of Dr. Ernest Lawrence's first cyclotron; history of early Federal Telegraph transmitting stations along the Pacific Coast; plans for the China station in Shanghai, for which the electromagnets were originally manufactured; Douglas Perham's part in... Topics: californialightandsound, Perham, Douglas M., Fuller, Leonard Franklin, 1890-1987, Particle... Source: 1 Tape of 1: 1/4 inch audio tape
byInstitute of Radio Engineers. San Francisco Section.
Additional Title: Federal OpeningDescription: Recorded on Saturday, December 15, 1956, at the official opening of International Telephone and Telegraph Corporation’s Federal Telecommunications Laboratory in Palo Alto, California, under the direction of William S. Chaskin. To celebrate Federal’s “homecoming” to Palo Alto, a large group of Federal Telegraph Company employees gathered for a reunion. Production of the recording was undertaken by the Historical Committee of the Publications... Topics: californialightandsound, Patten, William R., Telegraph, Wireless--History, Radio--History,... Source: 1 Tape of 1: 1/4 inch audio tape
Description: Interviews conducted by Erv Rasmussen and Douglas M. Perham at Perham's home in New Almaden, California, on June 14, 1963. Part 1: Wireless pioneer Archie Stevens was born in Litton, Iowa, and graduated Stanford University (1909). He discusses the earthquake in Palo Alto in 1906; working for Poulsen Wireless/Federal Telegraph Company as chief draftsman, designing and installing wireless stations in California, Oregon, Washington, and the Midwest. He left Poulsen/Federal with Cyril... Topics: californialightandsound, Rasmussen, Erv, Perham, Douglas M., Stevens, Archie M., Laird, Ken, San... Source: 1 Tape of 1: 1/4 inch audio tape
Additional Title: The Eimac Story; Charles Litton; Dr. Leonard FullerDescription: Interviews by Erv Rasmussen conducted in 1963. Part 1: a) Interview with William Eitel and Jack McCullough, founders of EIMAC, conducted at the EIMAC plant in San Carlos, California; b) Interview with Charles Litton, glassblower and vacuum tube maker, and founder of Litton Industries, conducted in Grass Valley, California. Part 2: Interview with Dr. Leonard F. Fuller, chief engineer of Federal Telegraph Company... Topics: californialightandsound, Rasmussen, Erwin A., Litton, Charles, Eitel, William, McCullough, Jack,... Source: 1 Tape of 1: 1/4 inch audio tape
Description: Interview with former Federal Telegraph Company engineer Adrian L. Anderson, conducted July 25, 1963, at Douglas Perham’s residence in New Almaden, California. Anderson was born in Santa Cruz, California, in 1891, and was living in San Francisco at the time of the 1906 earthquake, which he describes in the interview. He studied mechanical engineering at Stanford University, and was hired by Federal Telegraph Company in 1916 while still in school. He taught at Montezuma High... Topics: californialightandsound, Rasmussen, Erwin A., Anderson, Adrian, San Francisco Earthquake and Fire,... Source: 1 Tape of 1: 1/4 inch audio tape